Two COVID-19 admissions at Altnagelvin; Derry hospital 7.14% over capacity

Two people were admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 on Monday, according to Department of Health figures.

By Kevin Mullan
Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 2:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 2:42 pm

The age ranges were as follows: 50-59 (1 patient) and 60-69 (1 patient).

At midnight on Monday 80 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

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Altnagelvin Hospital

Five (50%) out of ten ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; two ICU bed (20%) were occupied by patients with other conditions; and three (30%) were free.

Six ICU patients in total were being ventilated - four were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 18.15% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 72.62% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was operating at 7.14% over capacity; 9.23% were ‘awaiting admission.’